Valcartier Elementary School students and staff would like to send a big thank you to Voice of English-Speaking Québec for donating pumpkins to the school. Four of our classes had a lot of fun decorating the pumpkins for Halloween. We were also given gift certificates for Chocolats Favoris! Our teachers have decided to have a chocolate fondue party with their class in the near future.
Valcartier Elementary School students discovered the magical world of Alice in Wonderland during Literacy Week celebrations.
we couldn’t invite parents to the school during the evening, much less offer food. Last school year, we decided to decorate the entire school rather than just the gym, and host various activities during a whole school week instead of on a single evening. Need- less to say, the students loved it.
This year, we decided to dust off the theme we used for our very first literacy
event in January 2018, and brought Alice in Wonder- land to life for the last week of October. The school was decorated from top to bottom, we held a school- wide “un-birthday party,” and the school’s Theatre Club hosted an immersive event in the forest across the street for the rest of the student population. We were able to use the magic of Zoom to collaborate with a former
teacher who introduced the Cycle 3 students to the Lewis Carroll poem “Jabberwocky,” which they then illustrated and narrated.
We also collaborate with La Maison Anglaise for every literacy event, and offer book prizes or gift certificates to the students.
It’s a lot of work, but the sparkle in our students’ eyes makes it completely worthwhile. (Photo by Michelle Faller)
Pumpkins a Halloween delight for Valcartier students